The iPhone Is a Nightmare For Carriers

February 8th, 2012 - Apple, In the News, Thoughts & Rants

According to the latest EBITDA numbers from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, the subsidies they have to pay Apple in order to carry the iPhone are drastically reducing their profits.

Youtube being throttled on AT&T 6Mbit profiles? Seems like it to me…

December 4th, 2011 - In the News, Thoughts & Rants

I have been conistantly having buffering issues with Youtube using my standard home ADSL connection (6Mbit from ATT – ADSL). Not a single video running 480p or higher will pre-load without me getting a buffering icon in the center of the screen. I have a ‘Network meter’ widget on my Windows 7 desktop, (for giggles) […]

No such thing as a “bandwidth” hog, finally proof!

December 4th, 2011 - In the News, Thoughts & Rants

Since the advent of broadband speed internet that was available to the consumer, we’ve all heard of the term ‘bandwidth hog’. The term always was used by your ISP to describe ‘evil’ consumers that ‘hogged’ wayyyy too much bandwidth for themselves, and thereby choking or reducing the speeds of everyone around them. I was always […]

iPhone 4s adding a PAUSE into a dialstring, making Skype calls easier for your mobile.

October 21st, 2011 - Apple, How To, Reviews, Thoughts & Rants

If you are like me and you might have some friends who have extension numbers, or simply use something like Skype local calling (a local number, that you can dial to call international using your skype account), you want to make sure that your cell phone supports complex dial strings. I keep all my contacts […]

Confused about iOS5 iMessage? Yeah, a lot of people are…

October 19th, 2011 - Apple, Thoughts & Rants

What I want to clear up today, is the confusion (at least for me and a few folks I know) regarding iMessage. iOS5 brings to it a new feature, the ability to give the carriers a ‘BIG F-YOU!’ when it comes to gauging users on ‘per-text-message’ options. Personally I don’t want to pay more than $5 bucks for texting, and I don’t think I should have to pay $20 per month for 160 characters each. My $5 is a 200 message plan, which is more than enough for me.

Tesla Model S – I’d love to see it drive across the US/Canada

August 10th, 2011 - In the News, Thoughts & Rants

All the latest news about Tesla and electric cars, got me thinking. Every manufacturer seems to boast longer and longer ‘milage’ for their vehicles, but I never see any real statistics, its always ‘estimated’ miles, which shows like Top Gear have shown to be incorrect. Case in point, one of the things that nobody seems […]

Windsor Ultimate kicks off its Summer 2011 Season

April 1st, 2011 - In the News, Thoughts & Rants

For those into Ultimate Frisbee, and local to the Windsor / Detroit area, should know that the Windsor Ultimate league is kicking off its Summer 2011 registration today.  Software written by me is being utilized as a platform to manage users, payments, and all that fun league stuff. This is the culmination of many hours […]